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About the Founder


Phyllis Clark is the Founder and CEO of The Healthy Heritage Movement, Inc (HHM). She is a very active health advocate. She is committed to the fight against cancer which is the #1 killer of African-Americans and the disease that took her mother at such a young age.

As a volunteer for the American Cancer Society (ACS) since 2003, she is the past Chairperson for the African-American Outreach Committee for the Desert Sierra Region, the past Lead Legislative Ambassador for Congressional District 44, Co Chair for the California Africa American/Black Team, and member the Region’s Cancer Leadership Council. Because of her dedication, the American Cancer Society awarded Phyllis the prestigious Harold P. Freeman and Volunteer of the Year awards in 2007.

Phyllis is also a member of the African-American Health Institute Inc. of San Bernardino (AAHI), the Riverside Community Diabetes Collaborative (RCDC), the Access to Care Forum, the Network for a Healthy California, the Southern California Donate Life Network, and the California Partnership for Access to Treatment (CPAT). She is also a past Board Member of the Komen for the Cure Inland Empire Affiliate.

Phyllis has made a lifelong commitment to giving back to the community and to saving lives. As the Events Manager for a community blood center, she helped promote the importance of donating blood and bone marrow. She developed the Blood of the Martyrs Annual Blood Drive, honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; the Charles R. Drew Blood Drive, celebrating African-American Heritage Month; and Southwest Airlines’ Flight for Life Blood Drive. Through these partnerships, Phyllis has solidified the blood center’s place as a lifesaving partner in the treatment of area patients in need. She also developed and managed the Breast Health Awareness Program for the six Orange County Nordstrom stores.

Aside from operating her nonprofit The Healthy Heritage Movement, Inc., Phyllis Clark is a marketing consultant specializing in connecting brands, causes, and communities. As a Cause Marketer and Event Strategist, she has managed events for the City of Hope, Loma Linda University School of Public Health, the Fontana Chamber of Commerce, the American Association of Image Consultant International, Brothers and Sisters in Action, Nordstrom, Les Brown Enterprises, several nonprofits and more. She works diligently to find Corporations that want to work with Nonprofit Corporations to develop a cause marketing partnership that will be mutually beneficial. Also currently she is adjunct Fashion Marketing professor at the Art Institute of California.

Phyllis embarked on her marketing career through the fashion industry, as the national sales and marketing manager for several California Fashion Designers. She was also the driving force behind positioning these labels in stores like Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom and many of America’s high-end specialty boutiques. Phyllis joined the Nordstrom team where she played an integral role in launching the Riverside, California store. As the lead Personal Shoppe she used her practical approach to becoming well-dressed to build and manage the wardrobes of the region’s most influential business people.

Phyllis is a graduate of the University Of Redlands School Of Business with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. She also has a Vocational Instructor Credential in Retail Marketing from University of California Riverside and an Associate of Arts degree in Fashion Merchandising. She is currently pursuing a Master Business Administration in Marketing.

Phyllis loves spending time with her sons and grandson and enjoys being with her extended family. She spends her free time in church, swimming, and enjoying music, museums and the live theater.

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